Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 21 August 2014

Gardai appeal for information on Longford death

Gardai in Longford have appealed for the public's help in identifying a woman who was found dead in the town early this morning.

A post mortem on the woman's body is being carried out this evening.

Gardai have said that they are treating the death as suspicious.

The body of the young woman was discovered just before half past eight this morning by a passer by, at the back of a building on Kilashee Street in Longford town.

The area was sealed off, and following a preliminary investigation the body was taken to the Midlands Regional Hospital in Mullingar, where a post mortem is being carried out by the State Pathologist Dr Marie Cassidy.

Gardai want information on the woman's identity - she's described as being of small build with short brown hair, and is believed to be in her late teens or early twenties.

She was wearing a navy "L.A. Gear" tracksuit top and bottom.

Gardai are also asking anyone who was in the Killashee Street / St Bridget's Terrace area of the town between 6 yesterday evening and 8.50 this morning to come forward.

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Latest News

Latest Sport

Latest Showbiz